Alex Benepe, Ceo and President of the IQA (International Quidditch Association), has announced his desire to hold Quidditch games at the London Olympic Games next year. This follows the the success of the Quidditch World Cup which was held in New York this year.
“Today it is my pleasure to lay out a road map for the future of the IQA and real-life quidditch. In case you’ve been locked up in Azkaban, 2011 was a big year for quidditch. The IQA just held its fifth annual World Cup in New York City. We’ve come a long way in the five years since a ragtag gaggle of freshman first played real-life quidditch on a field at Middlebury College in Vermont.”
“This encouraging number proves that quidditch has the ability to become an economically viable spectator sport. The next stop? The Olympic games of course!
In Summer 2012 the IQA will organize an expo match in London during the Olympics. The IQA is currently assessing venues, working with media contacts, and reaching out to local teams. At minimum, the IQA will organize a UK vs. US match, and may bring additional European teams.”